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studying the b.p. case and the relationship between business and the environment. how important is today's set element -- settlement. >> this is the biggest story.no. we have more dollars at stake. >> in terms of how importantthil us a little more. it's a record settlement. but it does encompass quite a few different features. in addition to the felony charges there is the fec investigation and the resolution of that matter and that is a big deal. >> darren is saying it's notove. the government is bringing gross negligence charges against bp. bp is going to fight it vigorously how is that going to play out? >> it's difficult for them toave standard when they admitted to the felony charges. when it's related to the environment. it's some $20 billion this is a big story but it's an even bigger story ahead. >> there have been so many fines there a silver lining to all of this? does this make the deep water drilling safer going into the future? >> well it's certainly a goodstr investors and the shareholders will see the company in a greater light. brrchltbut unfortunately we aret going to se
of the regulatory environment, this so-called systemically important financial institutions, too big to fail. you are part of one of those. the fed came out with new capital buffers. jpmorgan and citigroup seem to be -- they are at the top of the list in internships of the buffers, the amount of capital that you are supposed to hold. you have to hold a 2.5% buffer while most other banks have a 1.5% buffer. every time we talk about jpmorgan, people say the fortress balance sheet. you're the strongest bank out there. why is it you have to have a 2.5% buffer when everyone else has a 1.5% buffer? >> anywhere from 0 to 2.5. banks are all different levels. i believe in capital. i believe in liquidity. i think our balance sheet is a fortress balance sheet right now. i never said we actually need the capital. regulators and politicians deemed that has to be necessary. it is what it is at this point. the way it gets calculated is peculiar. if you dig in the calculation, i don't agree with with the way they do that either. it actually penalizes successful companies. it penalizes trade finance. it penalizes
's your take? >> i think those numbers are actually not that bad considering it's been a tough environment. on the bottom line, two cents better shows that the company's actually operating a little better. the issue, really, is related to the stock, which is underperformed so far. it's down 6% last year. down 6% again this year. operationally, they are doing a better job. they also boosted their dividend. when we talk to investors, there seems to be a buyer strike at the moment. investors are concerned about networking and whether that entire market can become monetized and cisco's margins will be decreased. i think what's more important are the details of whether cisco can convince investors that the company can compete in an environment which is becoming increasingly software centric. >> now, you know that gross margins have slid over the past few years. what would signal a reversal in that trend? >> that's a good point. at its peak, gross margins were about 70%. last quarter, they were about 62%. i think more software, better products, and better engineersiengineering of a lot of these
, eventually, the emphasis is on eventually in this ticktock environment. not tomorrow but eventually. maybe a little bit tomorrow. let me just say that we're now going through a process. it's a process that's not unlike what happened last year when we faced the debt ceiling fiasco. everything's based on washington, isn't it? we fell 19% peak to trough before avoiding that catastrophe in the knick of time. and during that decline it didn't matter what you bought. you initially lost money regardless. it turned out to be, though, and this is the operative term for me, not just fiscal cliff, no pain no gain. it was a no pain no gain scenario. i think it's going to be this way this time around scenario too. no pain no gain. today we found ourselves in the thick of the you're going to lose money even on the best of stocks moment. i'm not going to deny it. when you have cisco report a magnificent quarter of tremendous guidance and you hardly get a gain, when you see a stock like home depot headed below where it was when it reported stellar results yesterday you have to accept that earnings alone c
environment will remain unfavorable. in addition, the committee believes that the effective supply capacity of the economy is likely to continue to grow slowly over the forecast period. in october, cpi inflation picked up to 2.7%, partly as a result of higher university tuition fees. the committee's best collective judgment of the outlook for cpi inflation is summarized in chart 3 on page 8 of the report and is based on the same assumptions about monetary policy as chart 1. inflation is likely to remain above target for the first part of the forecast period and is higher than in august reflecting recent outturns and the announcement of large increases in household energy prices. further declines in inflation not being checked by price increases in sectors where market influences are weak. the rising student tuition fees alone added over not .3 percentage points to yesterday's inflation figure and do pestic gas and electricity prices are raising faster than wholesale energy prices. such factors are pushing inflation -- >> the point mervyn king is making there that part of the reason inflatio
's the kind of environment that the president will, i'm sure, be working to put in place. >> what are the implications of going off the fiscal cliff? everyone's saying, well, a lot of economists i've spoken with are saying that the economy does dip back into recession in 2013 if we do nothing by year ends. do you agree with that? give us the on the ground implications of going over the cliff. >> maria, to go over the cliff is to make recession and overwhelming likelihood to make severe recession a real possibility, to undermine the legitimacy of the united states in the world as a leader because it can't manage its own finances, and because of the implications for the pentagon budg budget. going over that cliff is an outcome that has to be avoided. at the same time, in saying that, it's an outcome that has to be avoided, that can't become a license for terror. that can't become a license that whoever is most unreasonable gets their way because we have to avoid going over the cliff. i think a compromise will be found. >> what do you think is most important for the next treasury sec
in that environment. >> along those lines, michael, what are you waiting for to get back into the stock market in a bigger way right now and get out of bonds? >> i think have you to have the cyclical trade outperform. emerging markets are pretty resilient here. i think that's bullish. you also need to have bond yields rise. we see the ten-year back at 161 despite every single effort by the federal reserve to force reflags back into the system. the bond market has to believe the fed is going to be effective. >> so, for the foreseeable future, you're waiting for some sort of sign the economy -- the growth in the economy and reflation effort is going to take hold, is that it? >> the market has to believe it's going to be enough, by way of context. the fall from apple from peak to where it is now is $100 billion of market cap. $40 billion a month. the numbers are so billing and yet the federal reserve talks in billions when we live in a world of trillions. >> so what's the -- what's the best plan here, then, toward year-end? we have the clarity of the president in the white house but we have no cl
home long a market in an environment where there's -- well, there was uncertainty, obviously, until last the presidency. now we have, you know, continued trauma with what's going on in europe in addition to what's going to happen in washington. clearly, there's just a further divide between one side and the other. that just poses itself that the markets are going to be heading lower. people want to take off. they're not going to be exposed overnight. during the day, it's a lot of back and forth ping-pong and people looking at single stock games and trying to do the best they can. >> yeah, unfortunately all of this uncertainty has led to this sharp decline since the election. s&p capital iq says the market value of all companies on publicly traded exchanges of the major exchanges has dropped by $750 just since november 5th. brian singer, let me ask you about that. would you be poised to put money to work in this selloff, or do you want to get to the sidelines until the dust settles? >> generally speaking, i think the environment is one where you want to look for an opportunity to act
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or anything but we all know him and he was worried about the regulatory environment that we're going to see in the future, and his thought was that with the people that would be put in place, like-minded people put in place over the next four years it will take 25 before it's gone. i go well we'll both be dead by then. i hope not, but in all likelihood before this reverses, then i went to the liquor cabinet again, and anyway. could it be 25 years before we reverse some of the regulatory? >> i haven't thought out that far but -- >> you're still young. you might be alive. >> perhaps. >> dodd-frank only a third of the rules for dodd-frank have been implemented. >> talk about which ones are coming back. >> we've only just begun. >> which is why the financials sold off yesterday. >>> if you have comments, questions, anything you see on squawk, shoot us an e-mail squawk@cnbc.com, and follow us on twitter. >>> power in the nation, which companies are best equipped to keep your lights on? >>> later, athenahealth jonathan bush, the younger cousin -- anyway, we'll talk about the election results and
" cramer gave you ideas for keeping your portfolio airborne in this environment. what sky high advice is he about to give right now? jim's mad dash is coming up next and romney for president policy adviser lanhee chen. take a look at futures as we start into the open bouncing off three month lows. "squawk on the street" continues right after this. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >> jim and his mad dash talking. this week is a watershed week for nat gas in general. >> cold in new york. 28 degrees. that often can burn off the inventory. clean energy fuels had them on last night. why focus on this? they have a clear growth path to build out stations. lloyd blankfein said in his editorial that key thing for growth in our country is energy. abundant energy. i thought we should look at clean energy that would benefit. markwest, this is a company that has a price above where they d
in this environment. carl, back to you. >> wednesday is the day when they name the new partners at goldman, i believe. >> that's right. >> people waiting for the call. >> people close to or a source close to goldman sachs says it will be the smallest class in over a decade. probably less than 70 will be named partners at goldman sachs this year. back to you. >> thank you so much. mary thompson at headquarters. a big mover in drilling and natural gas space. >> weatherford this morning off 12% at 3.5 year low. the company warning that fourth quarter is going to come in for earnings below consensus on that number. and they also said that they still have not been able to resolve what they call material weakness in internal controls over financial reporting. they actually didn't break out their third quarter numbers. stock getting hit hard on a day when energy is already to the downside. >> motor trend magazine naming tesla's sedan the car of the year. will the model live up to the hype? we'll find out when tesla ceo elon musk joins us. >> just seven short weeks left to hopefully do a deal on the fiscal c
% in a zero interest rate environment. we all knew it was going to be a slow economy. we all knew the market was going to grow slow. the bottom line is even with the decline in the last eight days, we're still up 6.5%, 7%. >> you're saying to buy into this selloff? >> i think you have to buy into it. where are you going to put your money? most of the money is going into fixed income. that's just crazy. we know future interest rates are going to go higher. that's not going to hurt corporations. it's not going to hurt profits, but what it is going to do is hurt the individual investor. they should be in equities. when you look at the dividend plays out there, it's crazy not to be. >> boy, when it comes to the markets, michael, you could not have a more different point of view, could you? >> we have about 30% cash. i took out another about 20%. we're about 50% today in cash. i don't think the fiscal cliff is going to happen. i think they're going to punt. i don't think anybody in washington, d.c. has the meatballs or spaghetti to care about cutting our debt and deficits. you know, the only thin
in this environment? >> reallylar bks. because with all the costs of kline's, you have to get to a certain economy of scale. we have 7,000 banks, many of these banks would not be around in two or three years. >> tom: because of failure or because they will be bought out? >> well, because of not being able to have the economies of scale to manage these compliance cost. you just have to have too many people. and only a bank of a certain size, shape, 500 million, at least a billion dollars. and so many of our banks are under that size, economies of scale. >> tom: that say big sized bank there we've got with independent bank list tonight, kenneth tmas. >> tom: republicans are still reeling from tuesday's loss in the presidential election. it was the fifth out the past six presidential elections where the republican party has lost the popular vote. republicans may have kept control of the house this time around, but they lost seats in the senate. many strategists say the results suggest it's time for the party to rethink how it sells its economic message. sylvia hall reports. >> reporter: tuesday was a
at a normal interest rate, i'm a guy that wants to go 50/50 bond equities, are you saying in this environment i should be 75 equities, 25 bonds because of the risk? >> yeah, i think the problem is nobody is 50/50. today people are sitting at 80% this bonds. 10% quit tis and a little bit of cash. here's the big issue. americans need to retire. 75% of them have already said they don't have enough money. 40% said they'll never have enough money. so they're funding their lon term liability which is retirement 15 years, on average 58 years old, and they're funding it with a security that's at the end of its peak cycle. so usual getting zero rate of return and you're saying i'll fund the liability by an investment that i'm guaranteed to lose money in. the world is more complicated. it's not 50 stock and 50 bond. so you have to say i need to start to move into a more balanced portfolio. the big problem people have is they think it's a binary switch. i go from stocks to bonds. maybe risky people and speculate tors do that. but it means i need to start to lessen my bond position, because more balanced
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should be positioning your portfolio in this environment of uncertainty. he manages more than $14 billion for westfield capital. and will, i know you've got interesting thoughts about what's working right now and what people should be doing. which is great, we hear from a lot of people who freeze up at this point, keep things in cash. but you're looking specifically at stocks that might benefit from things like an improvement in the housing industry, which is something we heard yesterday from home depot. >> yeah, exactly. i think the one big difference with the debt ceiling negotiation, for example, the republicans had an incentive to make the current administration look bad because they're trying to win an election, right? well, now with the election over, i think there's an incentive for them not to obstruct. and so i do think something will get done. it'll most likely be a minor deal to buy some time and maybe we get a major deal in 2013. but at the end of the day, i think there'll be some fiscal drag in the first half of '13. rather than sitting cash where you get zero, what can you d
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the average reinsurance rate environment will not change based on sandy loss only. >> what's your take on the insurers generally speaking, do you like them as group, what are issues they need to face to see share outperformance? >> it will some quite some time to get some decent estimates. there's uncertainties in many regards and clearly estimates my tend upwards from the current estimates. we just have had a down ground from a hurricane to a post tropical storm. that means deductibles for homeowners basically will be much smaller and losses may be higher. we also have business interruption basically going up. but for swiss re, we have around 400 million of net cap losses and now a budget of 1.4 billion for that. so it shows that fourth quarter will not be hugely impacted from the storm. the real issue for the industry is low interest rates. recurring yields are coming down and the longer we have low interest rates, the longer recurring yields are really heading down to low levels and impacting roes. that's the real issue. >> travelers, primaries will take the biggest hit. how does th
. and in these kinds of environments where we see few details often those are the best deals. it's when everyone has confidence and equity markets are up and everyone is feeling great that they do stupid things. >> right. there you go. >> let's check in with bob pisani here on the floor with more of what's moving this morning. >> boy, did i hear dumb talk over the weekend about going over the fiscal cliff. i guess you were going to hear it. go ahead. let them go over the fiscal cliff. who cares. i heard this even from some people whose opinions i respect. well known economists and columnists. good heavens. did anybody look at what happened last time we were talking about this? the fiscal cliff is a wake-up call to politicians. august 2011, we were all here sitting on this floor when they couldn't agree on simple ability to raise the debt ceiling and they downgraded the debt. remember what happened? the s&p dropped 7% that week on the monday after it dropped another 7%. the vix went to 50 for a long time it stayed there. it ruined it the entire summer. almost the entire year of gains for virtually ev
such as protection of the environment as well as narrowing the gap between rich and poor. but as i said, these are very carefully worded. especially this year. no one wants to say something that is too aggressive or too reformist. because of course there is a pretty powerful group that are against pro market reforms. there are some that benefit, some leaders especially that benefit from the status quo like the officials of state owned enterprises which enjoy some advantages in the form of easier access to loan and less competition. >> if i could ask whether it really matters if the way that we read the tea leaves if it's the reformers or the conservatives here who have more influence in terms of this transition. what he he's the latest view one impact it will have? >> tons of speculation ahead of the roll out on thursday. it's likely going to be a mix of both some reformerses and some conservatives, but you're right in the sense it may not matter in the short term, but long term it will have an impact because some analysts say that the hu jintao administration on the way out did not do
process and with this going on, we will have very difficult environment for investment and growth for the euro area to go ahead. so without clarity where the euro area goes, the environment will be quite difficult. p. >> okay. thanks very much for that. now, he mentioned weakness in europe. that's extending to the u.s. we are seeing futures trying to rebond here, but again, we saw levels of decline in the range of 1.3 to 1.5 yesterday for the major bourses. this morning we're really only getting about 25 points in rebound for the dow jones industrial average. which is thousand sitting at 12,559. the nasdaq and s&p are also showing a little about the of a r rebit of a rebound, but not huge moves. investors digest the growth tigs or lack thereof. spain is trying to move to the up side adding almost 0.3%, so a little better than last time we checked in. the other three down. as we're learning about the slowing of the german economy and the ftse 100, shedding 0.4%, below the 5700 mark. now, we are seeing in the uk a little better, but broadly speaking a mixed picture. we started off s
. this is an environment, the dodd-frank, the market sentiment that demands capital. they do trading. they will have issues. what does this mean for the big wall street firms, if you look at the smallest, it is warm and stanley. this is a firm to watch. i really respect james gorman. a great guy. they still have a capital markets arm. this is what i think will go on at morgan stanley. they will shrink that. they were talking about selling various trading components. i think there is no dow that that will happen did they are the smallest of the wall street players. whenever you hear something about the market, that trading are still there and so taking risk, people sell the stock. you have to worry about people lending you money. watch work and stanley going forward. see how much they adopt the brokerage model. if they stay in the middle here, they will have problems. lori: are you forecasting a breakup for morgan stanley? charlie: they will get out of certain risk-taking circumstances. my gut is, they fell. unloading capital markets. i do not think they will do the whole capital market, but the commodity b
of the regulatory environment possibly telecom because of dividends. so i think there needs to be some adjustment. i don't think this is necessarily the breakdown that causes, you know, a bear market or anything like that. ashley: you say that the tech sector is the best one to positioned the best if you like under the obama administration. what is your reasoning on that? >> sure, if you look at the 10 economic sector groups, technology is probably best positioned under this new environment because, technology shares, technology companies, typically aren't very heavily regulated. so we don't expect any new increased regulation on tech shares. and among the 10 economic sector groups, technology companies have the lowest dividend yields. so that any increase in the dividend tax will impair them less than their couper parts. i think the only area where we could see tech companies stung would be if president obama's plan to tax foreign profits comes back to haunt the group because keep in mind, companies like microsoft and apple pay on average six or 7% in taxes. not 35 that the corporate tax rate is, l
tax environment is the reality in the future is just a matter of what is the order of magnitude, is it rates versus limiting deductions and things like that. whatever you call it, higher deductions are coming. taxes on dividends, capital gains and a look at where the s&p was trading, up 15% or so. people will start to vacate the equity markets and take profits this year while the taxes are lower. it has caused some technical damage. the negative move in equity has driven bonds higher in price. we are kind of responsive to them, in that regard, but we are also responsive to the fact that businesses are finding it very hard to mike forward plans. connell: you also procure up into the mix, the dynamic that is been there for a long time with so we are the best of the worst where the money comes to the united states because other parts of the world is struggling >> absolutely. the aid package did not get passed through. it was supposed to go through the end of the month. they have to issue some bills today. we still have until the end of the month with greece. connell: this so-called
it is like to run and grow multiple billion dollars businesses in this environment. he is the fourth richest man in the u.k., but who cares about that, he is one of the gutsiest businessman ever to have lived. he started one tiny business in a basement when he was 16 years old. look at him now, cheryl. an amazing story. cheryl casone is in new york. she will be guiding you through the last hour of trading. how are things looking? cheryl: things a r looking a bit better -- things are looking a bit better. we have a very mixed picture for markets at this hour as we move into the close. the dow and s&p are actually both higher. the dow up about 17 points, up more than 80 points though at session highs today. it's been a volatile day for traders. the dow falling more than 66 points at its session lows. the dow is up by 17 points. very volatile, very rocky day for stocks. one of the things that helped the dow out earlier on to hit the session highs, shares of home depot, by far the biggest winner on the dow today. the company hitting a new high after a strong earnings report and positive outlook
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, while the market to just digest and trade under normal environment. we may not see a lot of volatility, that is not such a horrible thing in the market not selling off 20 handles anytime anybody opens their mouth. what we don't need is more talk. just the way it is. liz: mark sebastian did not even drink red bull today, the traders are so anxious and tired of seeing their ability to trade on real fundamentals, isn't that correct? the news they have made the market look so much higher. >> there's a lot of positive news. housing market, it was not that bad. i think fundamentally if we get a deal done i agree, we are going right to 1500. i was actually surprised the big fiscal cliff caught us by surprise so bad. liz: we want to bring in the very people talking about that, sunamerica funds vp and mariner wealth advisor cio. you do have a feeling of cautiousness about you, did you believe the s&p could very well hit. 1530? >> yes. he has his bullhorns on today. what happened to our romney bump? you said it was debatable to president obama coming out today $1.6 trillion digestion of the tax
money in this uncertain environment? >> bill, thanks for having me. we're going long and short various sovereign debt and currency instruments. given the election on tuesday, the fact we know the fed is going to be on hold for forever, the dollar is going to weaken. i think there's lots of non-dollar stocks that are attra attractive. >> all right, gentlemen. thank you. >> want to get to bertha coombs with breaking news. she's at the flash desk. >> we've been watching the stocks here. take a look. we've got a recall on nestle. it's recalling its chocolate saying one of the elements that goes into it has been exposed to salmonella. they're voluntarily recalling a number of sizes. you may want to check the label and check with your store. >> wow. hasn't affected the stock yet. >> not yet. chocolate milk very popular. >> yes, it is. thanks, bertha. >> 15 minutes before the closing bell sounds. we're worsening as we speak. down 82 points on the industrial average. >> banks have been one of the few bright spots on wall street today after a massive selloff on wednesday. what's behind that? we
a minute, we're talking about higher taxes. we're talking about a high regulatory environment. who the heck knows what happens over the near term on the fiscal cliff. is it more prudent to stay on the sidelines? you want to look for specific situations? >> let's assume they're in. they're not traders. we're an advisory conference. they're in the market. i think to sell here, to just get nervous, panic, see what's on the news and to throw it in is not prudent. we're coming into thanksgiving. you have good seasonality. i think we get a lift. when we get a lift, if you are this person who says i need to take some risk off the table, that's when you do it. so if you're looking to go into 2013 and you are uncertain, as i am, i think we have a lot fourth go down. so if you're a trader, i think you can trade this to the up side. if you're a longer term investor, you get a pop, you take some off the table and you re-evaluate like in six months. >> that's the strategy. wait for a gain so you're not selling out at the bottom here. >> i think selling in the red today is not prudent. >> okay. dan, let
do them. based on what we think the macroeconomic environment is going to do. >> so you were at that meeting at the white house this week. you joined a number of ceos at the white house yesterday. did the president give you hope that layoffs can be avoided at aetna? how was that meeting? >> i thought the meeting was a very constructive, very frank and open dialogue. i was impressed with the level and the grasp of the issues that the president had and his willingness to listen to american business about the ways that we needed to solve this problem. i think there is is a path to get this done. it's not going to get all done before the end of the year. but i think our message to the president was we're here to support you if you can avoid the cliff and put together a very specific framework on how we're going to get the economy going. because going over the cliff creates more joblessness. and if we can avoid that, we still don't grow the economy in 2013, so we need to show the business community, and quite frankly, all americans, that we have a plan to deal with this deficit so
are talking about a consumer that's still struggling in this economic environment. unemployment has gotten better but it's still around 8%. we've got this fiscal cliff looming. yes, the holidays are around the corner so that's what many retailers are banking on. but beyond that it's been tough. we had super storm sandy hit. that put an impact on a lot of retailers from department stores to big box stores like target and walmart. really what they're saying is the consumer is still under some pressure. that paycheck cycle still an issue for the walmart consumer and they say that jobs, gas prices and rising food prices also an issue for that group of shoppers. >> is housing about to fall off the fiscal cliff? what homeowners and future home buyers need to know right now. >>> mean. time, let's head out to sue at the schwab investor summit. impact in chicago. what do you got, sue? >> we got a lot coming. up. incidentally, ty, they miss you out here. we're going to talk about how to prevent your portfolio from literally going over the fiscal cliff. michael cuggino will show us. a five-star rated
a supervisor who's having a relationship with a subordinate and it creates a difficult environment for the other members of the team. is there legal recourse by those other members of the team, and if there is, how often does that type of action happen? >> in my experience it's unlikely that someone would sue for a situation like that but i can tell you from personal experience that they certainly complain. they find it very disturbing to work with people who are having an affair and so they certainly are unhappy about it. clearly there is huge legal ramifications for having an affair with a subordinate. when we know many companies that have had to pay very large fines because of that. so it is expensive and dangerous. >> thank you very much. the book again, "the discrete guide for executive women -- how to work well with men and other difficulties." as sex scandals rock the defense world, women are stepping in to lead. top companies now choosing females as their chief executives. the latest hire, lockheed martin, long-time executive marilyn huson. is this a trend or is the industr
with our social casino so it's about repurposing our content into the social environment, and adding not only to our bottom line but our top line, and repurposing assets that we have invested in over the years and so our real position today in the on-line gaming space is in the social casino space, leveraging our assets and game library. very successful for us. as you see the world's largest social casino owned by igt contributed nicely to the earnings yesterday. liz: a lot of analysts feel that was a good acquisition. patti, great to see you. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. liz: i want to see judge judy game too. patti hart is igt ceo. the stock is down about 20% year over year, but the p-e is still pretty cheap at 11. closing bell ringing in 15 minutes. after the break, we will head down to the new york stock exchange where sandra smith is wrapping up the week. she's standing by right now. she's talking to the traders to mail down, listen to this, three -- to nail down, listen to this, three of the most important things that you need to watch next week. liz: got a litt
'd be inclined to sell. >> yea. i think the important thing is that it's not the same environment as the summer. in the summer we had a big euro downtrend. we didn't know what the ecb would do. ecb's there now to provide back steps so the moves will be somewhat smaller and that means you'll have to be careful with the entry point and if you have a spike it would sell out again. what kind of spike are we talking about? 129 or so? >> and walk us through the levels there on a possible trade. >> yea. so if we have a spike up to 1.29, you can trade it down to 1.26 and it's a good risk reward. >> it's good to see you. jens nordvick. be sure to catch "money in motion" at 5:30 eastern time and check out "currency class" at "money in motion." that trade is getting more interesting, that's for sure. >> financials bouncing back a bit today after a big sell-off yesterday. one of the street's top analysts mike mayo here to tell us which banks are worth investing in. that's ahead on "squawk on the street." or that printing in color had to cost a fortune. nobody said an all-in-one had to be bulky. or that you
environment it would not, but the problem, january 200816 bucks, and january 2012, 41 bucks. i would not pile into it, but i like the risk-reward here. it's a relatively safe place, but the economic backdrop continues to serve them well. they opened a 111 stores in the last quarter alope. cheryl: competition in feasm dollar as well, other retailers. >> family dollar, dollar general, performing better. i have the comparable -- all trading at 14, pe, same book value, everything of the this is the one that's probably oversold, perhaps -- i will tell you this to your point, 35 # as a stop, has room to go to 44, and from there we'll reassess it. dennis: 39 today and up 3% today. all right. cheryl: making money with charles. dennis: tough twinkie talk threatening to liquidate unless the strikers return to be tonig. cheryl: how the currencies fare against the dollar. interesting times now in europe. as you can see, the year -- euro a little bit weaker against the dollar. we'll be right back. cheryl: ceo of chrysler announcing a major plan to add investments at three major plants. one is jeff locke,
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businesses getting out and selling products. how quickly do you see small-business environment? are they somewhat encouraged? >> we take the business in a different way, felt restricted to be in a brick and mortar situation and now they realize they can take the business mobile and serve customers in a different way than they served in the past. tracy: you can sell your product at the next house party. you are great. thank you. it is on the web site and available december 3rd. up next, liz claman is at the cme global leadership conference, cheryl casone in studio. liz claman will be talking exclusively to the biggest names including the virgin group shall under -- founder and chairman richard branson. he starts billion dollar businesses no matter what uncertainty is going on in the world and cme executive chairman terry duffy blasting the government for hurting his ability to run his business. count down to the closing bell. cheryl casone is here in studio. that is all next. [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the gre
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this and i think 2013 will be a better environment for equity. but right now earnings estimates in our opinion are way too high and have to come down. >> so both you guys don't think that we're going to before january 1st get a deal where the bush tax cuts are extended just for those at 12250 or below? >> no. to have any kind of deal with the republicans, obama has to compromise to some degree. >> that's why i want to rise above this and just skip talking about it, but he'll come out today at 1:00 and we'll hear folks at the top will have to pay more. we're going to hear that again. plouffe is quote thed as saying that. can we just cut the bs? they're not going to do it. >> that you will krugman this morning, how far should the president go? my answer is not far at all. obama should hang tough declaring himself willing to hold ground even at the cost of letting his opponents and foot down on a still shaky economy and this is definitely no time to negotiate a grand bargain on the budget that snatches defeat from the jaws of victory p. >> that's what we head from podesta yesterday, too.
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